It can be quite confronting being alone with our thoughts, especially if we haven’t done it for a long time. Our thoughts are a gift – we have this amazing thing called a conscience that lets us know when we are doing right or wrong by ourselves, but we have to listen to it.
Sometimes we think of it as a ‘gut-feeling’ or you ‘just know’ something isn’t right and there is something more you can offer to this life. A lot of people rush to grow up, get married and have a job for large parts of their life and they don’t enjoy the moment – they just follow a cycle – and then life’s gone. Don’t settle for anything less than what you are capable of and don’t suppress your dreams just because it seems easier.
Don’t settle for anything less than what you are capable of and don’t ever suppress your dreams just because it seems easier.
Use an hour and think about where you are now, are you happy? Are there some things you can change for the better? Think about these things deeply, set no limits on the changes you are willing to make because your life is everything you have, so why not put every ounce of effort into it and push the limits of what you believe is possible for your life?
Have enough self respect to realise that suppressing your ambitions will hinder your growth.
Have enough self respect to realise that suppressing your ambitions will hinder your growth. The truth is, life’s full of pain and we will experience it whether we go for our dreams or not. But, I promise you this, the pain of settling and realising you had more to offer will be so much harder to deal with than the pain of giving everything you’ve got and failing to achieve your ambitions. And heck, you may well achieve them too. But it’s not achieving our dreams that matters, it’s seeing ourselves make progress in whatever form that might be (physically, emotionally, socially) and realising that we made the conscious choice to make it happen. We gain a sense of power.
The pain of settling and realising you had more to offer will be so much more harder to deal with than the pain of giving everything you’ve got and failing to achieve your ambitions.
Please, please, please don’t let fear stop you. Fear of pain, fear of loss, fear of failure. Just give something that you value a red hot crack because life will guide you the rest of the way. Make progress in life and be ruthless in your pursuit, do not let any person, agenda or situation define your limits. You are beautifully human and that is a gift. Talk to yourself and trust your thoughts.
I Dare You To Spend An Hour Getting To Know Yourself
~ A.M, 2018